Chery unveils new Tiggo 5X Pro Hybrid

Reboots with the appointment of industry veteran as new managing director

Chery Auto Philippines unveiled its new Tiggo 5X Pro Hybrid last Thursday in festive rites at City Of Dreams in Pasay City. But what really stole the show was the announcement by the company’s chairman, Rommel Sytin, that they have appointed a new managing director in Froilan Dytianquin.

Dytianquin is a 25-year industry veteran who was instrumental in the success of Mitsubishi and, more recently, Geely.

“We are excited to introduce the new Chery Tiggo 5X Pro Hybrid to Filipino new car buyers. With its upmarket styling, efficient hybrid drivetrain, and premium features, we expect it to surprise and delight Filipinos who want to get more from their subcompact crossover,” said Dytianquin. 

“But it is not only about a new car. We are also announcing our new tagline: There’s More To Our Cars. This statement speaks beyond a tagline; it represents a profound brand commitment. It signifies our promise to deliver not just innovative and world-class vehicles but an unparalleled ownership experience. ‘There’s More To Our Cars’ encapsulates our dedication to providing a holistic and elevated driving experience, surpassing expectations and catering to the diverse needs and desires of our esteemed customers,” Dytianquin added.

The Tiggo 5X Pro finally completes the Tiggo line’s transition to ‘Pro’ status, following the tire tracks of its successful siblings, the Tiggo 2 Pro, Tiggo 7 Pro, and Tiggo 8 Pro. 

The new Tiggo 5X Pro presents a head-turning facade with its big, bold Diamond Galaxy grille, distinctive LED headlights with follow-me-home function, and dual-row LED daytime running lights housed within a sporty black-and-chrome housing.

More upmarket aesthetic and functional touches include power-folding side mirrors with turn signals, chrome trim on the windows, rear spoiler with high-mounted brake light, a new rear bumper with sporty chrome and silver trim on the diffuser, and integrated load-bearing roof rails.

 Large 18-inch two-tone alloy wheels with meaty 215/55R18 tires endow the Tiggo 5X Pro Hybrid with sporty good looks and responsive handling. 

The new Tiggo 5X Pro Hybrid’s spacious and well-crafted cabin reflects the same upscale style and premium build quality and features expressed by the exterior. There are sustainably produced faux leather seats with bucket-type front seats, sporty red accents, multi-color ambient lighting, 6-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, 4-way adjustable front passenger seat, intelligent remote key, tilt-and-telescope steering wheel, push-button engine start, auto start/stop, multi-function steering wheel buttons, power sunroof, remote tailgate unlock, one-touch power windows with anti-pinch protection, and an N95 cabin filter.

It has a biggest-in-class 10.25-inch touchscreen 6-speaker infotainment system that boasts Bluetooth, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and USB connectivity. It also has a fully digital 7-inch instrument cluster, a 360-degree around-view monitor, reversing camera with dynamic guidelines, electronic cruise control with speed limiter, electronic parking brake, and wireless mobile phone charging. 

The new Tiggo 5X Pro Hybrid is powered by a new 1.5-liter turbo VVT 16-valve Euro 6 4-cylinder gasoline engine coupled with an all-new continuously variable transmission (CVT). The engine works with a 48-volt belt-starter generator (BSG) mild-hybrid motor to develop a class-leading 154 hp and 230 Newton-meters of torque.  

The mild hybrid technology allows the Tiggo 5X Pro Hybrid to have various EV functions like Auto Start & Stop, Energy Recovery, wherein the system regenerates and stores energy during coasting or braking. Other mild hybrid benefits include fuel efficiency and lower emissions (the 48V technology boosts the power allowing the engine to work less). 

Suspension is via McPherson struts in front and an independent multi-link setup in the rear, which is more sophisticated than the common torsion beam rear axle found in most crossovers. Braking power is provided four-wheel disc brakes with ABS and Brake Assist. 

The Tiggo 5X Pro Hybrid’s suite of safety and security features include 6 SRS airbags, Electronic Stability Program (ESP), Hill Assist Control, Hill Descent Control, traction control, tire pressure monitoring system, ISOFIX seat anchor, an electronic anti-theft system with engine immobilizer, and 3-point dual-pretensioner seatbelts for all five occupants.  

New Chery Tiggo 7 Pro Hybrid

Sharing the stage at the unveiling of the Tiggo 5X Pro Hybrid was the recently announced Tiggo 7 Pro Hybrid. Chery’s first mild-hybrid model in the Philippines, the Tiggo 7 Pro Hybrid features a 48V BSG system mated to a 1.5-liter turbo gasoline engine and a 9-speed CVT. The Tiggo 7 Pro Hybrid’s power is rated at 156hp with 230Nm of torque.

Like the new Tiggo 5X Pro, the Tiggo 7 Pro sports a stylish Diamond Galaxy grille, upmarket styling, and a spacious and luxurious cabin chockfull of smart comfort and convenience features.    

The Tiggo 7 Pro also boasts multi-color ambient lighting, 6 SRS airbags, panoramic sunroof, power tailgate, wireless mobile charging, 360-degree around view monitor, and 12.3” LCD instrument cluster.

“The new Chery Tiggo 5X Pro Hybrid and Tiggo 7 Pro Hybrid redefine the subcompact and compact crossover categories. With their generous exterior dimensions, they are among the largest and most spacious vehicles in their class and with their hybrid powertrains, they are among the most, if not the most, fuel-efficient of all. There is truly more to our cars,” Dytianquin concluded.   

Industry-leading Chery Premium Preserv

The new Tiggo 5X Pro Hybrid is an even more unbeatable package with Chery’s standard 10-year/1 million-km engine warranty, a 5-year/150,000-km general vehicle warranty, FREE 3 years preventive maintenance service (PMS), and FREE 3 years roadside assistance. 

Pricing and availability

The new Chery Tiggo 5X Pro Hybrid has a retail price of P1,140,000. There is also a non-hybrid variant—the Tiggo 5X Pro Comfort, powered by a normally aspirated 1.5-liter engine with CVT—that starts the Tiggo 5X Pro line with a price tag of P940,000. (Chery announced as much as P90,000 savings when you reserve now at any Chery dealership).

The Chery Tiggo 7 Pro Hybrid, meanwhile, is priced at P1,350,000 (the non-hybrid Tiggo 7 Pro is at P1,250,000). 

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